Corporate Governance

  • Interim President and Chief Executive Officer

    Randy J. Martinez

    Appointed Interim President and Chief Executive Officer on May 23, 2020 and a Director of MTS Systems Corporation since January 2014.  Former Corporate Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for AAR Corporation (a provider of aviation services to the worldwide commercial aerospace and governmental/defense industries) from August 2015 to May 2017. Prior to this role, Mr. Martinez held other leadership roles within AAR, including Group Vice President, Aviation Services and President and Chief Executive Officer, AAR Airlift Group (March 2012 to August 2015) and Group Vice President, Government and Defense Services and Senior Vice President, Government and Defense Programs (2009 to 2012). Before joining AAR in 2009, Mr. Martinez was the Chief Executive Officer at World Air Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ). As a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Mr. Martinez served with distinction in the U.S. Air Force for over 21 years, holding a wide variety of leadership roles, including both line command and senior staff positions.

     

    Mr. Martinez currently serves on the Board of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA), serving as Chair for the Aviation Sector.

  • Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    Brian T. Ross

    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since May 2017. Prior to joining MTS Systems as Corporate Controller in 2014, Mr. Ross was the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Digi International Inc. (NASDAQ: DGII), where he gained valuable global experience ranging from strategic planning and acquisitions to operational execution and internal control. Earlier in his career, Brian served as Controller at Restore Medical, following a seven year tenure at PricewaterhouseCoopers. A native of Iowa, Mr. Ross holds a BA in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa, and is a licensed CPA (inactive) in Minnesota.

  • Executive Vice President and President, Test & Simulation

    Steven B. Harrison

    Executive Vice President and President, Test and Simulation since February 2017. Prior to joining MTS, Mr. Harrison served as President, AAR Airlift Group, Inc., as well as President and CEO, National Air Cargo, Inc. During a distinguished 22 year career in the United States Air Force, Mr. Harrison commanded at the wing, group, and squadron level, including three deployed commands. He also held senior staff positions at Headquarters US Air Force, the Joint Staff and US Transportation Command. Mr. Harrison is a command pilot with more than 3,400 flight hours in the C-32A, C-5B, C-17A, KC-10A, T-38A, and T-37B. A Rhodes Scholar, he holds Masters Degrees in Engineering Science as well as Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, from Oxford University, England. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy and a Masters of National Security Strategy from the United States Air War College.

  • Executive Vice President and President, Sensors

    David T. Hore

    Executive Vice President and President, Sensors since July 2016. Mr. Hore joined MTS through the acquisition of PCB Group, Inc. (PCB). Mr. Hore initially led PCB as its Co-President and later its President, from 2003-2016. Prior to joining PCB, Mr. Hore was Founder and Managing Partner of the CPA firm Tronconi Segarra & Hore LLP, where he served as strategic consultant and outsourced CFO for PCB from 1995-2003. Prior to that, Mr. Hore was a CPA at Price Waterhouse from 1987-1994. Mr. Hore holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

  • Senior Vice President Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

    Phyllis B. Nordstrom

    Senior Vice President and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer since March 2017. Prior to joining MTS as the Global Head of Internal Assurance, Risk and Compliance in 2016, Ms. Nordstrom was a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Risk Assurance services. While at PricewaterhouseCoopers and in her previous industry roles, Ms. Nordstrom has led internal audit transformations, redesigned corporate compliance programs and implemented global risk management initiatives within financial services, consumer products, and manufacturing organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University and is a Certified Internal Auditor.

  • Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

    Amanda R. Daniel

    Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer since January 2019.  Prior to joining MTS Systems, Mrs. Daniel held the VP of Human Resources position on the executive teams for Twin City Fan Companies, Equus Holdings and Stratasys, LTD. (NASDAQ: SSYS).  With nearly 20 years of experience in the high tech/manufacturing space, she has gained experience leading global HR teams focused on acquiring, engaging and retaining top talent.  Her main areas of expertise are in developing and implementing organizational development programs, merger and acquisition work and strategic planning.  Mrs. Daniel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from St. Cloud State University and a Masters of Arts Degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of St. Thomas.

  • Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

    Mark D. Losee

    Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer since September 2012. Global Account Executive for Johnson Controls, Inc., from 2009-2012, and Vice President of IT and Workplace Solutions for Medtronic from 2001-2009.

  • Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

    Todd. J. Klemmensen

    Todd joined MTS Systems Corporation in 2012 and currently serves as its Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.  He directs MTS’s global legal affairs, including corporate governance, commercial and strategic agreements, U.S. Government contracting, litigation, and intellectual property.  Previously, Mr. Klemmensen served within MTS as Acting General Counsel (April 2017 – July 2018), Associate General Counsel (November 2015 – March 2017) and Director of Contracts & Senior Counsel (January 2012 – October 2015).  Mr. Klemmensen served in various roles at Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (ATK), including Sr. Manager – Contracts and providing legal counsel within its Armament Systems Group.  Prior to transitioning into industry, Mr. Klemmensen practiced business and corporate law in Minneapolis, MN.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gustavus Adolphus College and a Juris Doctor degree from Hamline University School of Law.  Mr. Klemmensen is a former board member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Twin Cities Chapter and a graduate of the NCMA - Leadership Development Program.

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